LG GSA-4165B specs and some info

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#1

Last week I received the LG GSA-4165B DVD Super Multi drive.
I have it in a USB 2.0/Firewire box (so it’s bascily a GSA5165B)

Now this drive by the looks of it has been promised for ages but only just been released.
I got this by accident as I ordered the GSA-4163B.
There are only a few differences, it now supports DVD-R DL and some of the writing speeds are a little faster.
NO lightscribe, but I don’t want that anyway.

The auto firmware updater doesn’t work just gives 'Out of memory error.
But there is no reference of this drive anywhere on LG websites.

I have begun a review of this drive, you can find it here
The info I had to make my self from testing as there is no real info for this drive.
The drive goes really well, it’s very quiet and really fast, a few niggles with the DVD-RAM side of things but now I format with DVD Form (from Panasonic/Matsushita) and no more hassles.
Keep in mind I’m busy doing some performance tests so the page will change as I do each one.
I’ll also do a write up of my experiences as well.

If this offends me linking to my site let me know and I’ll remove this.

I hope this helps.


#2

Do you’ve a screenshot where it says GSA-4165B?

Because the GSA-4165B has been renamed to GSA-4167B.


#3

I can make one, I’ve can get a screen shot posted of the properties in Nero I’ve also got ‘Quick setup guide’ for the 4165B that came with the drive.

I think the 4167B will be the Lightscribe version.

I’ll get back with some piccies, means pulling apart the external box.


#4

maybe it is 4163 with -DL…??


#5

No it’s a 4165B.

Here is the label:

and the front:

Sorry about quality, was in a hurry it’s my bed time.
This drive is available in New Zealand where I live.
Must be one of the first countries to get this drive.


#6

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=130418


#7

It mentions the drive has Lightscribe.
How do you know if you have Lightscribe?, it’s not mentioned any where on the drive.
Nero doesn’t say that it has it.
I doubt wether it has, but I could be wrong.


#8

So they did release it.

I guess it won’t have Lightscribe, because the new GSA-4167B doesn’t have it either. :frowning:


#9

@mobilenvidia
Just wanted to point out that LG’s policy (if there really are identical model names with different specs) is a little bit strange (btw. the korean drive doesn’t show ‘Lightscribe logo’, too; do they really claim it has Lightscribe support in that czech article, or just guessing ?)

P.S.: Next time i won’t be that lazy; just a link doesn’t explain my intention, sorry :wink:


#10

mobilenvidia,
In your review you list the drive as supposedly having 8x+dl. I believe the 4167 only has 6x+dl. Other sites are showing the 4165 as having 4x+dl and 4x-dl. Can you confirm your number?


#11

Cheers Zohg my bad,

All fixed, I had to make that list from scratch as most places have the wrong specs.

Sorry about that, and cheers for pointing it out.


#12

Here comes the result of my first speed guesses. The 4165 firmware uses a different speed encoding that all previous LG firmwares. The speeds are not verified on a real drive yet.


Media Code Speed Edit V 1.0.5.7 SE
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Firmware: GSA-4165MAIN    REV LVL DL04
Bootcode: 
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Overall supported media types:  254
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DVD+R9  supported media types:    6
DVD+R   supported media types:   66
DVD+RW  supported media types:   28
DVD-R9  supported media types:    1
DVD-R   supported media types:  113
DVD-RW  supported media types:   40
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DVD+R9  supported media types:    6
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INFOME   D01-000 2.4x
MKM      001-000 6x,4x,2.4x
PHILIPS  CD2-000 2.4x
RICOHJPN D00-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK    D01-001 2.4x
RITEK    S01-001 2.4x

DVD+R   supported media types:   66
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         001-000 2.4x
         001-000 8x,4x
AML      001-000 4x,2.4x
AML      002-000 8x,4x
BEALL P0 001-000 2.4x
BeAll000 P40-000 4x,2.4x
BeAll000 P80-000 8x,4x
BeAll000 PG0-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC MAG  E01-000 8x,4x
CMC MAG  F01-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG  M01-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC MAG  R01-000 2.4x
DAXON    AZ2-000 8x,4x
DAXON    AZ3-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
DEFAULT  16 -000 16x,12x,8x,4x
DEFAULT  2_4-000 2.4x
DEFAULT  4  -000 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT  8  -000 8x,4x
INFODISC R20-000 8x,4x
INFOME   R30-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
LGEP16   001-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MAXELL   001-000 4x,2.4x
MAXELL   002-000 12x,8x,4x
MAXELL   003-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MBIPG101 R04-001 8x,4x
MBIPG101 R05-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
MCC..... 001-000 2.4x
MCC..... 002-000 4x,2.4x
MCC..... 003-000 12x,8x,4x
MCC..... 004-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
NANYA    CHX-000 8x,4x
NANYA    CLX-000 8x,4x
NSD      R40-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
OPTODISC 001-000 8x,4x
OPTODISC OP1-001 2.4x
OPTODISC OR8-000 8x,4x
OPTODISC R16-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
PHILIPS  C08-000 8x,4x
PHILIPS  C16-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
PHILIPS  C16-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
PRODISC  R01-001 2.4x
PRODISC  R02-000 4x,2.4x
PRODISC  R03-003 8x,4x
PRODISC  R04-004 16x,12x,8x,4x
Philips  081-000 8x,4x
Plasmon2 C01-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
RICOHJPN R00-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN R01-002 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN R02-003 12x,8x,4x
RICOHJPN R03-004 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK    M02-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK    R01-001 2.4x
RITEK    R02-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK    R03-001 8x,4x
RITEK    R03-002 8x,4x
RITEK    R04-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
SONY     D01-000 4x,2.4x
SONY     D11-000 8x,4x
SONY     D21-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
TDK      001-000 4x,2.4x
TDK      002-000 12x,8x,4x
TDK      003-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
YUDEN000 T01-000 4x,2.4x
YUDEN000 T01-001 4x,2.4x
YUDEN000 T02-000 12x,8x,4x
YUDEN000 T03-000 16x,12x,8x,4x

DVD+RW  supported media types:   28
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CMC MAG  W01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG  W02-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG  W03-000 8x,4x
DAXON    D42-000 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT  2_4-000 2.4x
DEFAULT  4  -000 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT  8  -000 8x,4x
INFODISC A01-001 2.4x
INFODISC A10-001 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 W04-000 4x,2.4x
MCC..... A01-000 2.4x
MKM      A02-000 4x,2.4x
MKM      A03-000 8x,4x
NANYA    DRW-000 4x,2.4x
OPTODISC OP1-001 2.4x
OPTODISC OP4-001 4x,2.4x
PHILIPS  010-049 2.4x
PHILIPS  041-000 4x,2.4x
PHILIPS  RW8-000 8x,4x
PRODISC  W01-002 2.4x
PRODISC  W02-000 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W01-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN W11-001 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W21-001 8x,4x
RITEK    001-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK    004-048 4x,2.4x
SENTINEL W02-000 4x,2.4x
SONY     S11-000 4x,2.4x

DVD-R9  supported media types:    1
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MKM 01RD30      4x,2x

DVD-R   supported media types:  113
------------------------------------------
1FUJIFILM       1x
AML             4x,2x
AN32            4x,2x
BEAll G001      1x
BeAll G16001    16x,12x,8x,4x
BeAll G40001    4x,2x
BeAllG00001     1x
CMC MAG.        1x
CMC MAG. AE1    8x,4x
CMC MAG. AF1    4x,2x
CMC MAG. AM3    16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC00RG200      1x
CMC00RG300      1x
DATA TRACK      4x,2x
DAXON008S       8x,4x
DEFAULT 16X     16x,12x,8x,4x
DEFAULT 2X      2x
DEFAULT 4X      4x,2x
DEFAULT 8X      8x,4x
Dvsn            4x,2x
FUJIFILM02      4x,2x
FUJIFILM03      8x,4x
FUJIFILM04      16x,12x,8x,4x
GSC001          1x
GSC001          4x,2x
GSC002          4x,2x
GSC003          8x,4x
GSC004          8x,4x
IMC JPN R01     8x,4x
INFOD K-R01     1x
INFODISC-R01    4x,2x
INFODISC-R20    8x,4x
INFOSMART01     4x,2x
KIC 00RG200     1x
KIC01RG080      8x,4x
KIC01RG20       4x,2x
LEADDATA01      4x,2x
LGE             1x
LGE04           4x,2x
LGE08           8x,4x
LGE16           16x,12x,8x,4x
LONGTEN 001     1x
LONGTEN 001     4x,2x
MBI 01RG20      4x,2x
MBI 03RG30      8x,4x
MBI 03RG40      16x,12x,8x,4x
MCC 00RG200     1x
MCC 01RG20      4x,2x
MCC 02RG20      8x,4x
MCC 03RG20      16x,12x,8x,4x
MCIG01          1x
MEI 00V001      1x
MEI 00V002      4x,2x
MEI 00V003      2x
MUST 001        4x,2x
MUST 003        8x,4x
MXL RG01        1x
MXL RG01        1x
MXL RG02        4x,2x
MXL RG03        8x,4x
MXL RG04        16x,12x,8x,4x
NAN YA A01      8x,4x
NANYA-JC001     4x,2x
NSDR40          16x,12x,8x,4x
ONIDTECH        4x,2x
OPTODISC        1x
OPTODISCK001    1x
OPTODISCK001    4x,2x
OPTODISCK001    4x,2x
OPTODISCR004    4x,2x
OPTODISCR008    8x,4x
POSG04          4x,2x
PRINCO         1x
PRINCO          1x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRODISCG02      1x
PVC001001       1x
PVCR001002      4x,2x
ProdiscF01      8x,4x
ProdiscS03      4x,2x
ProdiscS04      8x,4x
ProdiscS05      16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEKG01        1x
RITEKG03        1x
RITEKG04        4x,2x
RITEKG05        8x,4x
RITEKG06        8x,4x
RITEKG07        16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEKM02        4x,2x
SKC Co.,Ltd.    1x
SKC Co.,Ltd.    4x,2x
SONY            1x
SONY04D1        4x,2x
SONY08D1        8x,4x
SONY16D1        16x,12x,8x,4x
TAIYOYUDEN..    1x
TDKG010000d9    1x
TDKG02000000    1x
TTG01           4x,2x
TTG02           8x,4x
TTH01           8x,4x
TTH02           16x,12x,8x,4x
TYG01           4x,2x
TYG02           8x,4x
TYG03           16x,12x,8x,4x
UTJR001001      4x,2x
VANGUARD01      8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 01     4x,2x

DVD-RW  supported media types:   40
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CMCW03          4x,2x
CMCW04          6x,4x,2x
DAXON_RW2X01    2x
DEFAULT 1X      1x
DEFAULT 2X      2x
DEFAULT 4X      4x,2x
DEFAULT 6X      6x,4x,2x
JVC/VictorT7    1x
JVC0VictorD7    4x,2x
JVC1Victord7    6x,4x,2x
JVC_VictorW7    1x
JVC_VictorW7    2x
JVC_VictorW7    2x
MCC 00RW11N9    1x
MCC 01RW11n9    2x
MCC 01RW4X      4x,2x
MKM 01RW6X01    6x,4x,2x
OPTODISCK001    1x
OPTODISCK001    2x
OPTODISCW002    2x
OPTODISCW004    4x,2x
PRINCO          1x
PRINCO          2x
PVCW000001Q9    1x
PVCW00D002K9    2x
PVCW00V00245    2x
Prodisc DW06    4x,2x
ProdiscDVDRW    1x
RITEK000V11A    1x
RITEK004V11     1x
RITEKW01        2x
RITEKW04        4x,2x
RITEKW06        6x,4x,2x
SONY000000U9    1x
TDK401saku=3    1x
TDK501saku]3    1x
TDK502sakuM3    2x
TDK502sakuM3    2x
TDK601saku      4x,2x
TDK701saku      6x,4x,2x


#13

So DVD+R DL = 6x, Quick guide says 4x for drive, bonus for me :slight_smile:
This makes it very similar to the 4167B now.

The rest is as it’s supposed to be

Cheers for that